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Sophie's choice

1 Ballymaloe locals don't have to travel to London or even Dublin to see the London National Theatre's acclaimed stage production of Michael Morpugo's War Horse. It will be broadcast live from London's West End to the Ballymaloe Grainstore next Thursday at 7pm. www.ballymaloegrainstore.com

2 I have a soft spot for David O'Doherty (below) and his surreal idiosyncratic comedy, often accompanied by those oddly catching tunes on his keyboard. His new show is nothing if not ambitious, though its promises are modest. Entitled 'David O'Doherty Will Try To Fix Everything', it's on in the Everyman Palace Cork on Friday, www.everymancork.com

3 Japanese drum group, Kodo, are back to bang a bit of rhythm into the heart of Dublin 2. To call them a drum troupe is to understate the extraordinary physicality of these dramatic performers. They perform tonight and tomorrow in the National Concert Hall, www.nch.ie

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